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Our logo

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." When we began business in 1972 as Missouri Network, Inc., I created a logo (which is short for logotype) for the new company using a stylized "M" of Missouri as its foundation [top logo].  Pretty ugly.  I really wanted...

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The name “Learfield”

We incorporated as "Missouri Network, Inc." in November of 1972; never expecting to grow beyond the boundaries of the state.  We'd outgrown the state of Missouri for our Ag Network with affiliates in bordering Illinois, Iowa and Arkansas.  So, we used the "Missourinet" name for...

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Lela Murphy resigns as shareholder

After Jack Murphy died in July 1975 (see blog post of March 6, 2008), his widow, Lela, was going to sell Jack's shares.  Buell had the deal pretty well done. But then she talked with her lawyer.  I'm sure he said: "Hmmm, let's see, Lela,...

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Stormin’ Norman

I consider Norm Stewart a great friend today. "Stormin' Norman", legendary coach of Missouri Tiger Basketball is--as you've read--one of the greatest coaches ever. Additionally, he and his wife, Virginia, are two of the nicest people ever and among Missouri's (as in the state's, not...

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